Movistar Plus+ Vocal Remote: guide to make the most of it

Do you know what the first remote control was called? Lazy Bones, correct! In another post we already told you the story of television controls, whose main objective was to skip the commercials. Now, seventy years later, its features cover a wide range of possibilities, which have nothing to do with the initial idea.

Buttons and keys are gradually becoming things of the past, thanks to the rise of virtual assistants integrated into these new smart devices. According to a study, 68% of users believe that a virtual assistant makes their lives easier. For this reason, until 2024 the use of remote controls to control television will be carried out almost entirely by voice.

The Movistar Plus+ Voice Commandis one of these devices revolutionize the relationship between the client and the platform of entertainment, since it not only allows you to skip the ads, but also to carry out numerous actions such as controlling the playback of content. Also offers recommendations of movies, series, programs, Y facilitates access to Living Apps, digital experiences in Movistar Plus+. It is an all terrain vehicle that is part of the Hogar Movistar ecosystem, offering a smarter, more connected, safer and more fun home. In this guide we tell you about the technical characteristics, the activation and the star functionalities of the Movistar Plus+ Voice Command. So stay tuned!

Technical characteristics of the device

The device has several features, which will make you have a Much easier interaction with your television. Among them stand out:

  • The Backlight. If you dim the lights in the living room, the device detects it and when you pick it up to use it, the keys light up so you can see them clearly.
  • Virtual assistant. It has the Aura virtual assistant to get the most out of your TV. Recommendations, search for movies or series, change the channel… You just have to press its button and talk to it.
  • Bluetooth technology. The device has Bluetooth so you can change channels without having to point at the decoder.
  • Low battery indicator. The Movistar Plus+ Voice Remote has an indicator that lights up red when the device’s batteries are running low or a notification will be seen on your television screen.
  • Privacy. This controller fully respects your privacy. It can only hear you when you press the “Aura” button and ask for help to get the most out of Movistar Plus+.

How to activate Aura in the Movistar Plus+ Voice Remote

To activate the remote you have to stand in front of your decoder. Must be on. Press the «Aura» button on the Movistar Plus+ Voice Remote. A blue light will turn on in the upper left corner of the device. Then follow the instructions that you will see on the screen. It is important that in this step you accept the conditions of use of the service. When the activation process is complete, you will see a confirmation message on your TV. Bring the controller close to your mouth, press the « buttonAura» and say «What do you know how to do?», so that it shows you on the screen the functionalities that will make your leisure life much easier.

The default device is set to Infrared (IR) mode. If you want it switch to Bluetooth (BLE), you must have the UHD Decoder or UHD Smart WiFi Decoder. To activate the connection via Bluetooth, press the button “Aura” on your remote control and the process of linking the remote and the decoder will begin. During the process, a blue light will turn on in the upper left corner of the remote and the process information will be broken down on the screen.

To see if you have it configured in Bluetooth or Infrared mode, simply press two keys at random and you will see a light come on, which is located in the upper left corner of the device. If the light is GREEN, your Movistar Plus+ Voice Remote is in Infrared mode. If otherwise it is BLUE it is working in Bluetooth mode.

Discover everything that Aura can do for you

  • Movistar Plus+ control. The virtual assistant helps you to pause or resume content, put subtitles, change the language of your favorite movie, inform you when your favorite team plays or put a specific channel. Just by saying “Open Netflix” you can spend your Sunday afternoon watching “The Bridgertons” or enjoying with your children on Disney+ or Prime Video, also available from your Desco UHD.
  • Search and content recommendations. Aura can also make personalized recommendations, depending on your tastes: «Recommend me a movie by Amenábar» or also content related to other titles: «Recommend me a series similar to La Fortuna».
  • Browse the Living Apps. If, for example, you are a dance lover, you can also discover new experiences and browse the Living Apps with your voice command: «Open Tik Tok» and learn the dance with your favorite Tik Toker.

Discover everything you can do by pressing the Aura button and saying: “What do you know how to do?” If you want to know all the functionalities of the device, click here. Now yes, lie on the sofa and let Aura do the rest for you!